— Gore Vidal American writer 1925 - 2012
— Frank Herbert American writer 1920 - 1986
„I want to have adventures and take enormous risks and be everything they say we are and not give a damn what anyone says.“
— Dorothy Allison poet, novelist, critic 1949
Foreword to My Dangerous Desire: A Queer Girl Dreaming Her Way Home by Amber L. Hollibaugh, pg. xii.
Contexto: I want to write a great book — I want to make a difference — I want to have adventures and take enormous risks and be everything they say we are and not give a damn what anyone says.
„Stephen: You know what I hate about people who criticize you? They criticize what you say, but they never give you credit for how loud you say it. Or how long you say it.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
The O'Reilly Factor, January 2007
„If you don't hurry up and let life know what you want, life will damned soon show you what you'll get.“
— Robertson Davies, livro Fifth Business
Fonte: Fifth Business
„It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.“
— Sinclair Lewis American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885 - 1951
— Mario Vargas Llosa, livro The Time of the Hero
The Time of the Hero (1963)
„People say you should give until it hurts. I say you should give until it stops hurting. Know what I mean?“
— Elizabeth Berg, Dream When You're Feeling Blue
Fonte: Dream When You're Feeling Blue
„Don’t worry that you aren’t giving people what they want. Give them who you are, and let that be enough.“
— Brandon Sanderson, Mistborn Trilogy
Fonte: Mistborn Trilogy
„Well, you know I used to play piano for the church. You know that spiritual, 'Give Me that Old Time Religion', most churches just say, [sings] "Give me that old time religion" but I did, [sings] "Give me that old time, talkin' 'bout religion," you know I put that little thing in it you know, I always did have that thing but I didn't know what to do with the thing I had. So the style has always been with me… I always had my little thing I wanted to let the world hear, you know.“
— Little Richard American pianist, singer and songwriter 1932
When asked what inspired him to write 'Tutti Frutti' amd where the style came from, in The Rolling Stone Interviews: 1967-1980 (1989) edited by Peter Herbst, p. 91.
„People think that I can teach them style. What stuff it all is! Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.“
— Matthew Arnold English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools 1822 - 1888
G.W.E. Russell, Collections and Recollections, ch. XIV, Harper & brothers, 1898, p. 136 https://archive.org/details/collectionsandr02russgoog/page/n152. Russell states that was said to him by Arnold himself.
— David Levithan, The Lover's Dictionary
Fonte: The Lover's Dictionary
— Ysabella Brave American singer 1979
Trust — what's the secret?" (27 January 2008)
Contexto: Be careful what you say if you wouldn't want it broadcast everywhere — because you never know. My basic advice would be — for trust — is: Live the way you ought to live — all the time — as much as you can help it.
„If You don't give readers what they want, they'll be mad at you. If you give them what they do want, they'll be even more mad at you.“
— Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments
Fonte: The Mortal Instruments